I'm really not sure to make of Dragoon's comment. It is my understanding that a slut is commonly percieved to be a woman who is willing to exchange sex for various things, mostly the attention of men. Most 'sluts' would seem to suffer from poor self-esteem and gain a sense of welf worth in the attention favored on them by their male peers. Some, are simply not intimidated by the title slut, which is often applied to any woman who seems to get more of anything that others think she should. Now, if the exchange is exclusively material, or currency, then the woman is not a slut, but is instead a whore, or more politely prostitute. Thus, it is not surprising that she ditched the regular guy in favor of the rich guy, the promise of higher returns for her services.
The thing that surprises me is that many people substitute game events for real life experiences. A co-worker regularly espouses his nightly games of Madden 2K5 as if he himself were actually on the football field, kicking and recieving each play. Is this a call sign of Gen Y? Go to Comment
Half-breeds do often get the bost out of their parent races - see mongrel dogs, who are frequently smarter and healthier than either of their parents.
Likewise, amongst humans, exceptional results may be born where blood mixes, so why not in fantasy?
I will use Malhonne in my current campaing... she fits perfectly.
Thus a 5/5 from me.
Tell me. I've got two colleagues I really like, the're both smart girls with great character, yet: one of them is rather homely, and the other one of elfin beauty.
Now I'm a rather reasonable guy, not driven by my hormones 100% of the time, but: guess whom I lend my books more often, offer to learn with her and even help shopping... Bingo. Go to Comment
The 'value' of Malhonne should not be judged based on whether we like her character or not, but instead by asking the question: how worthy is she as an addition to my game?
Every NPC hereis a GM tool. Of course that most of the visitors of this page have had or will have a bad experience with a 'slut' they fell/fall for - but that does not concern this post. Of course her character is flawed - but then, we'd not be able to post any villains here if we posted only characters whose personality we like. Go to Comment
I do not have an opinion on this character, but I do have an opinion on the latest comments:
A roleplaying setting could be much like the real world. I do not know about you guys, you might be puritans or activists for the rights of females, but in this world there are alot of sluts, whores, dirty old men with lewd comments and so on. I see no reason why such characters should not exist in a fantasy setting too. Yes, she is a slut. So what?
I'd wager people like her because they see the contrast between being a half-orc and not being totally disfigured (as most half orcs are wont to be). A half orc that could serve as a spy, an assassin, a thief, a whore, a slut... She opens up new possibilities to the boring and cliched half-orc pattern (zugzug, me KILL). Many plots can conceivably be built around her as opposed to the heavy chested standard fantasy litterature cover girl.
I say: Cleavage for the sake of cleavage could be bad. "Cleavage with a cause" can be good.
(And, BH, wherever did you read that she was a better fighter than men? Did you accidentally read about Red Sonja before posting?) Go to Comment
Yes, her half orc side is a decent background,and the plots could be intruging, but I have seen to many sluts that will just abandon you after they get enough money. Example: In KOTOR1, in the cantina in Taris a slutty women says if you buy her a 20 credit beer you'll get laid. To my unsurprised dismay, she ditched me for a rich guy. See what I mean? And thats just one instance. Go to Comment
Hmmmm....thats true. She is a good character I suppose, slut/hore/prostitute aside. I personally have seen too many of these characters but in te sake of gameplay expeirience she would bea great character. I still cant believe this NPC generated so many comments. Go to Comment
This is absolutely fantastic. I've always really liked bone-centric things, and this is awesome. I can totally picture myself ending up there (I'm not greedy or anything, I'm just fantasizing) and getting a really sharp bone and stabbing myself in the neck with it if a Bone Demon gets me. The Osseoliths are fantastic, too. They're elegant in their execution and are loaded with verisimilitude, unlike many demons in roleplaying games. Are the humans in this hell fertile? If so, I'm running a campaign here, with characters born into the place. I can totally picture people wearing ogre skull helmets and fighting with large bones as clubs.
Damn. I'm getting closer and closer to actually joining here and not just commenting on things. Go to Comment
Very nice! A wonderfully vivid piece that begs to be used, The descriptions are so juicy that I can easily imagine my perilous journey through wastes of picked-clean carcasses and white ash. Thank you. I really enjoyed this one.